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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-06-04

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-06-04

Set 1

Deep Elem Blues, Candyman, Silver Threads, Friend Of The Devil, Cumberland Blues, Wake Up Little Susie, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Uncle John's Band

Set 2

Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, Hard To Handle, Not Fade Away-> Midnight Hour, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Other artist(s): GD; NRPS; Southern Comfort

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Audience Recording by Gerry Olsen. Sony TC-124 single-capstan portable cassette deck equipped with Sony F-99S One Point Stereo Dynamic Microphone IMP LOW (hand-held). 120 minute BASF normal bias tape. Lineage via Dan McDonald ( Master Audience Cassette->Nakamichi BX-1 (modified for flat transfer)-> Tascam DR-07MK2 (24-bit, 96kHz); DC8Forensics was used to apply the NAB curve for normal bias cassettes. Converted to 16-bit, 44.1kHz using 32-bit interpolation and a triangular high pass dither. After the NAB curve in a multifilter I applied a virtual vale and overtone generator for lost harmonics and used a channel blender to blend below 150 Hz to mono to minimize mic handling noise.
Taped by Gerry Olsen
Transferred by Dan McDonald and dusborne


Notes from Gerry: "No encore that night, as "Baby Blue" calmed things down nicely and the "in for $3 Thursday night"
home audience was completely satisfied, plus the Dead still had three more nights to play that weekend...."
also, in regards to the question as to whether that was potato chips that you hear occasionally:
"My then 14 year old brother was on one side and a friend, ..., was on the other. Although my hands were otherwise
occupied, I probably snacked some too, plus my brother had a cough to boot."

Notes from Dan: This is a tape I can only call "charming." Just a totally enjoyable experience. Very nicely done, the
band is in fine form, and the tapers are having a great time. There are some cuts where the tape broke and where Gerry was
unable to get the whole song. There is also some distortion on certain songs - it's not in
the tape or the wav file, it's from the stage. There are comments from the audience and the band occasionally. It's most
noticeable during Attics of My Life, but also when Garcia hits certain notes with his vocals. I tried to minimize it but
it was too difficult to work with, so I left it as it is. I lowered coughing and potato chip bag noises when it distracted
from the music. Otherwise, I left it in. Sit back and relax, and spend an evening back in 1970. Many thanks to Gerry for
trusting me with the tapes. They were a pleasure to work with.


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dusborne 02-08-2013


Reviewer: joerut - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2014
Subject: Wow.
his is so great to hear with the NRPS set intact. I'm new here and shave what may be a dumb question: This is an aud recording, and not streaming only, but I don't see how to download. I have been downloading the VBR file of a few shows, which this does not seem to have. Any help for a newbie? Cheers.
Reviewer: oydave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2014
Subject: Superior Audience Tape
Dayam! A really fine, superior sounding audience tape. Get the soundboard for the first set, but the NRPS and the electric set sizzle here. Attaboy! To all involved.
Reviewer: frell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2013
Subject: A Nice Gem
The acoustic set sounds great, but it doesn't stop there! NRPS also sounds amazing, but the blistering hot electric Dead sound amazing on this recording. I really enjoyed the transition in China>Rider.
Reviewer: GerryO - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2013
Subject: THE source for the St. Stephen> Not Fade Away> Midnight Hour sequence!

May 17, 2013

Grateful Dead, June 4th 1970, Fillmore West

This, ladies and gentlemen. Grab your creature comforts of choice and settle in, because this is truly An Evening With the Grateful Dead, proper. The Acoustic GD will regale you with ten tales of trouble and woe and disaster narrowly averted, and then the Original Space Cowboys, yup, the New Riders of the Purple Sage (Jerry on sweet pedal steel still, kids, and Mickey playing decidedly non-country country drums) with their particular brand of lysergically-dripping Americana. And then, THEN, settle in deeper and allow your cerebral cortex to be gently pried open in the way only the Electric Grateful Dead can do. It’s all here, folks.

Oh, and have we mentioned this is a new find? A-freakin’-mazing that new tapes are still showing up, 43 years later. This is an audience tape, and if that phrase turns some of you off just go ahead and turn on again because this beautiful tape is everything that every audience tape wants to be.
On 02/20/13 hoggydoggy wrote:

Halfway through downloading this & I thought I'd put on Man's world, to see what it sounded like - "lot of AUD in this", I thought, "but it's a lovely clear upfront sound".

Then I noticed that the SBD of the electric set only covers the last few songs & I was, in fact, listening to 100% audience!! (where's the facepalm smiley when you need it!!)

Anyway, I'll repeat it: the audience has a lovely clear sound & I'm looking forward to hearing this all (AUD & matrixed bits!).



Other very favorable and enthusiastic reviews can be found here:


This FLAT TRANSFER sounds best if downloaded and played back with EQ to suit one's tastes. I like it best with bottom end and high freqs boosted, and the mid/vocal range dropped a bit.

According to at least one source, Bear's last 1970 tapes are the 07/14 and 07/16 shows, in fact Bob and Pigpen really? let him have it the very next night on 06/05, when Bob chants "come on Bear get it together," and Pigpen threatens that there isn't going to be "another fucking word from this stage until them got dam monitors work." About two months later Bear moved into a Fed Pen, and my recorder was confiscated at the door for the night the next time I visited the Fillmore West.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2013
Subject: Love the 1970 AUDs
Thanks so much to the tapers and techies who are putting these priceless 1970 AUDs into circulation. I'll never forget the first time I heard 06-24 or 11-06. These golden era shows are historical moments in music that need to be preserved for our posterity.

The sound quality of this particular tape isn't as rich or fulfilling as some others (by 70s AUD standards, of course), but it is pretty darn good. Beautiful renditions of all the Wooden Dead tunes, and a hair-raising electric set. I really loved the St. Stephe>NFA segue. Just explosive.

Much appreciated.
Reviewer: Pig Street ! - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2013
Subject: Aud Lover
Bear in Jail. Gave a lot of heads the opportunity to explore AUDS during the 1970 period, some are much better than others. Most have NRPS/DEAD and some of them are great all around due to the recording and performance.
This one is a well anticipated one. I did love the initial snippet of the SBD version of St Steve>Midnight>NFA, and was drooling for more.

As usual for me AUDS satisfy me.EQ where it needs it. Especially with the attempts made by the taper, the ambiance of feeling you are "there" and LOADS of Pig make it an solid three for me. Thnx for all you do.
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